Tiffany Rice Cooker 1L RC5A is value for money!
This rice cooker was only $20 and it's worth the money! It cooks rice perfectly and is easy to operate. The only issue is that it spurts water out through the hole in the lid as it cooks. I just put a cloth around the hole so it absorbs the water. If you are looking for a small rice cooker, this would be the way to go. Tiffany Model# RC5A
A very surprising little rice cooker
I have never used a rice cooker. I've always used my Microwave - but unfortunately it died and the rice program on the new one just doesn't seem work. After trying various programs/timings and spoiling half a dozen batches, I decided to bite the bullet and buy an electric rice cooker. I chose the Tiffany because it was small (only 5 cups but it would be very rare for me to cook that much), extremely cheap and if it didn't work out, I wasn't out of pocket by too much. To my absolute surprise, it cooks my rice perfectly, both white and brown. OK..., you have to fiddle with the amount of water (I am using more than recommended, particularly for the brown rice), but once you've cracked the right quantity, you end up with well cooked, fluffy rice. It does take longer than the microwave - but that's just a question of organising your cooking and starting the rice ahead of time. So far I haven't had any problems with sticking or burning however I am very careful of how I wash the inner bowl - soft cloth or sponge only, no scourers. But really, if it lasts me 12 months I'll be happy. I can always go and buy another one for $20!
Questions & Answers
How long to cook one cup rice? Does it automatically go to warmer when cooked?
i haven't used my rice cooker in a while as we have been buying the instant rice cups. Also can't find the manual which is going to be a bit annoying when we want to use the rice cooker again - but as I recall it took 20 to 30 minutes to cook one cup of rice. Then the warm light would come on and you can leave it for 10 minutes on warm (no more as it will dry out). Hope this helps.
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